The quilters are sewing in the Parish House again. Come join them on Wednesday mornings, anytime between 9am and 1pm, or contact Pam King to find out how you can help by working at home.    


When a month has 5 Sundays, Mexican Mission Sunday is on that 5th Sunday . This year, October has a 5th Sunday, so October 30 is Mexican Mission Sunday. The loose offering that day is designated for support of Paul & Nydia Johnson and the Mexican Mission.


Remember to pick up your copy of the newsletter if you don’t have it sent to you. Copies are available in the Church narthex and the Parish House.  

This Week at First (Week of October 23)

Sunday  October 23 – World Hunger Sunday PH N GUEST RM THROUGH 10/29 9am SUN. SCHOOL/ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 4:30 – 7pm JOINT CONFIRMATION – FH Monday October 24 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday October 25 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 6:30pm DISCERNMENT – PH Wednesday … [Read more…]


Mark your calendar! Plan to donate and/or give some time for Sweets & Treats on Saturday, November 12th! Make some goodies! Friday, November 11, 9am – 12n/4 – 6pm Bring your sweets and treats to the Fellowship Hall. Help check in the donations and mark the prices. Saturday, November 12, 8am – 12n Help bag … [Read more…]


Honey Sunday will be Sunday, November 6th. The honey comes from the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Bottles of delicious honey will be for sale for only $8.00 each and be delivered directly to you! Proceeds will support the Worship and Music Committee as well as the Ranch. Thank you for your support in advance. … [Read more…]


Once again this year, Christian Care is collecting men’s briefs, boxers, t-shirts and socks for the Underwear Because We Care Campaign. Men’s briefs/boxers size L-XL, t-shirts size L-3XL and socks to fit shoe size 9-13 are needed. You may drop them off at the Rescue Mission, 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, between the hours of … [Read more…]


Sharing Gifts at the Table Church Women United invites you to St. James Lutheran Church, 3145 31st Avenue, Rock Island, Friday, November 4, 2016. Registration 9:00 – 9:30am. Bible Study and Worship Service begins at 9:30. Lunch: $6.00. Reservations by Monday, October 31, to St. James, 309-786-0503. Bring signed Christmas cards and stamps.  


Mexican Mission Sunday is on the 5th Sunday, when a month has 5 Sundays. This year, October has a 5th Sunday, so next week will be Mexican Mission Sunday. The loose offering that Sunday will be designated for support of Paul & Nydia Johnson and the Mexican Mission.  


The discernment process to plan for 2017 continues. There are meetings on the following dates @ 6:30 pm at the Parish House or after worship in the Fellowship Hall. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME AND INVITED! Tuesday 10/25, 6:30pm – PH Tuesdays, 11/1 & 11/8, 6:30pm – PH Sunday, 11/13, after church – FH Sunday, November … [Read more…]